View Full Version : DoD Press Briefing 17 Jan 08

Dr Jack
01-19-2008, 06:04 PM
There was an interesting DoD Press Briefing given by LTG Odierno on 17 Jan 08 that is worth looking over:


The associated slides are here:


An excerpt:

This chart tracks all Iraqi civilian deaths nationwide attributed to violence and incorporates both coalition and host nation reporting. While the significant drop in monthly deaths is encouraging, our aim is to continue driving it down further. Nevertheless, it is indicative of the improving security situation and our focus on predicting -- on protecting the population. It also speaks to reduced levels of ethnosectarian violence that gripped Iraq at the beginning of 2007.